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ASTR& 115 Stars, Galaxies & Cosmos (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences with Lab; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ASTR 140-CCN

Course Description
Methods and goals of scientific inquiry developed within the study of outer space including the life and death of stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, and cosmology including the Big Bang. Lab included.

Student Outcomes
Articulate the process of scientific inquiry and discovery as it applies to the stars, galaxies and cosmos.
Describe the historical context in which our understanding of the stars, galaxies and cosmos has evolved.
Compare the relative size and scope of astronomical objects and timescales in the universe.
Differentiate the processes that govern the evolution of the universe and life within it.
Analyze quantitative data, evaluate qualitative information, and integrate experience, reason and information to examine assumptions and draw scientific conclusions within multiple contexts.
Evaluate and selectively use appropriate tools and sources in order to access and manipulate data on various topics in astronomy.



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